"I think directors should be confident in their leadership capabilities. I think directors should be confident in what they want to do."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Philip Seymour Hoffman on Colin Powell
"It's important to say that actors can't act alone, it's impossible. What we have to do is support each other."
"Directing is a really kind of amazing thing, because you're helping others and, in the middle of that, you have to worry about yourself."
"I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn't think that, there would be something wrong with me. I'm grateful and thankful for what I've got."
"To be fair to my dad, he is one of the brightest men I've ever met."
"I have a family."